Porn and Postporn

05 Mar Call for papers

Call for paper proposals for the AAA panel (via SOLGA).
Please send your abstracts by 20 March to adi.kuntsman (arroba) manchester.ac.uk

*Queer necropolitics: lives, deaths and the end(s) of queer anthropology*
The topic of death is far from new to gay and lesbian anthropologists. However, recent developments in Western queer politics suggest an important political shift from those queers who are left to die (through HIV/AIDs or denial of reproduction and parenting), to queers that reproduce life (Puar 2007). Yet, not all queers are ‘fostered for living’; just as only some queer deaths are constituted grievable (Butler 2004). When looking at the simultaneous expansion of liberal gay politics and its complicity within the US ‘war on terror’, Jasbir Puar calls our attention to the ‘differences between queer subjects who are being folded (back) into life and the racialised queernesses that emerge through the naming of populations’, often those marked for death (2007: 36.). Inspired by Achille Mbembe’s concept of necropolitics — a concept he develops when analysing subalternity, race and war and terror (Mbembe 2003) — and by Puar’s insightful notion of queer necropolitics, this panel seeks to explore the relations between queerness and war, immigration, colonisation, imprisonment and other forms of population control. At the time of military invasions, colonial struggles and the simultaneously globalised and nationalised ‘wars on terror’, what is the place of queerness in formations of race, nation and citizenship? What are the practices — institutional, discursive, affective — through which some queers are ‘disciplined into subjecthood, narrated into population, and fostered for living’ (Puar 2007: 36) while others are regulated through death? What are the responsibilities of producing anthropological knowledge about sexuality in contexts where such knowledge is repeatedly mobilised by military strategists and colonial entrepreneurs? And what is the role of queer anthropology in conceptualising the dangerous alliances that are often formed between right-wing patriotism and the discourse of GLBT rights? Speakers are invited to reflect on these and related questions and address topics such as regimes of grievability in formations of queer subjects; queer colonialities; ethnographic accounts of the relations between queer lives and deaths; and racialisation of queer politics at the times of the ‘war on terror’.


Dr. Adi Kuntsman
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures
The University of Manchester
Second Floor, Arthur Lewis Building, room 2.007
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

03 Mar Vocabulario básico: Irrumación

Estoy preparando mi texto de 300 palabras sobre lo que estoy dispuesta a hacer y lo que no en Perras Horizontales, un proyecto de prostitución alternativa que espero me saque de la pobreza.
Y tengo que hablar con propiedad, así que estoy preparando un vocabulario básico. Primera palabra: Irrumación.

La irrumación (del latín irrumatio) es una variante de la felación (el sexo oral sobre el pene y el escroto).

Hay una sutil diferencia entre la irrumación y la felación: en la felación la persona feladora (la que chupa) se mueve (mientras el felado se queda en una actitud pasiva), en el caso de la irrumación el irrumado (el hombre cuyo pene será chupado) realiza todos los movimientos, situado encima o al lado de la persona irrumadora, quien —usualmente acostada y en actitud pasiva— recibe el pene en la boca. En la Antigua Roma la irrumación se consideraba un tipo de vejación, como se ve evidenciado en los grafitos pornográficos y obscenos y en los frescos hallados en el siglo XVIII en las paredes de las ruinas de Pompeya y en los Priapeos.

Wikipedia.

Algunos versos de Priapo en los que hace mención:

Quae percidere puer, moneo, futuere puella; barbatum furem tertia poena manet.

‘Te sodomizaré, muchacho, te lo advierto; a ti, muchacha, te follaré; al barbado ladrón la tercera pena [la irrumación] es la que le espera.’

Ne prendare, cave. […] Traiectus conto sic extendere pedali, Ut culum rugam non habuisse putes.

‘Ten cuidado, no vaya a cogerte. […] Atravesado por mi percha descomunal, quedarás tan estirado que nunca pensarás que tu culo tenga curva alguna.’

25 Ene Next XXYZ!

Hi! The XXYZ 5th festival will take place from february 23rd to saturday 28th, 2009, in Toulouse/France. The XXYZ festival is a D.I.Y. trannyfagdyke films festival. We are looking for films. Send us your short and long films, your clips, your artyfilms … For technical reasons, it would be nice to send us the films early enough in case we should have to translate or subtitle them. The program will be online at www.myspace.com/transpedegouines. You can send DVD, miniDV, Divx, VHS to:
XXYZ Chez Mad Chanel
49 avenue Etienne Billières
31300 Toulouse
France
Thanx a lot. See you, XXYZ Orga Crew

08 Ene Cómo echo de menos Berlín…

Estarán Les Fatales, colectivo de mujeres en torno a la música electrónica de Barcelona, y será en Schlesische Strasse, que era la calle donde yo vivía. Y lo mejor, ¡a -19 grados bajo cero! Estará todo blanco, precioso, y dentro de las casas se estará muy calentito, no como en Barcelona, que te mueres de frío allá donde vayas, sobre todo ahora con la ola ésta de frío siberiano…

25 Dic Rated X

Este es el festival postporno de la temporada, en Amsterdam, el próximo enero. Rated X, Amsterdam Alternative Erotica Film Festival.

Mi selección, la del día 16: How to be a ‘real man’ in porn..

In what way is masculinity portrayed in pornography? Female objectification is usually taken for granted, but as views on sexuality change, views on the concept of masculinity are changing as well. How do experts from different backgrounds and fields deal with the concept of masculine sexuality?
-Jaap Kooijman (http://www.outrate.net/, filmrecensies)
-Ben Meade
-Lazlo Pearlman
-Buck Angel

y Sexual Politics for Dummies, también el 16:

In today’s society, sexual politics seems more important than ever. It provides guidance on how to deal with our own sexualities as well as helping us navigate within a broader political and social context. What role can sexual politics play in the current political climate? What do we mean when we talk about sexual politics anyway? An introduction to sexual politics with experts coming from both theory and practice.
Gert Hekma (UvA)
Ursula del Agiela (Frankrijk)
Tim Stuttgen (Berlin)

Con Tim Stuttgen, Lazlo Pearlman y Buck Angel… mis machos postpornográficos favoritos!

25 Dic Next Post Porn Politics Symposium

The Post Porn Politics 2 Symposium in the Volksbuehne Berlin is postponed until november. The Volksbuehne is closing for their biggest renovation in history (since world war 2. In the meantime, we will update our webpage www.postpornpolitics.com and plan to publish the book “post porn politics” (in english language) in april´08 on bbooks / www.bbooks.de it will include new versions of all the lectures and a few new texts by the partiking speakers of ppp1, and interviews with a lot of the partaking artists.

Go, go Tim!